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Recommendations on communications coaches/consultants?

Alexis Nguyen

February 27th, 2014

Looking to you for advice and recommendations.

I am currently doing research on the coaching/consultant industry for my startup, with the specific focus on communications (presentation, speech, body language). As a high level overview, my startup is building a supplemental platform to help communications coaches and their clients get more out of the coaching experience while supporting the clients in achieving their end goal - overcoming their speaking fears and becoming a more effective presenter. I have nothing to sell, just want to connect with these coaches/consultants to better understand their work and get their advice so I don't build the wrong product.

Mike Moyer

February 28th, 2014

Hi Alexis,

In my classes at Northwestern and University of Chicago and my consulting I teach a lot of non-verbal communication skills including the "Super Awesome Presentation Zone Program" and Trade Show Samurai-- both focus heavily on non-verbal skills and are quite popular.


Steve Brett

February 27th, 2014

I'm in the business right now. I'd love to be in touch and see where you're going with this.

I'm on the BOA of CrowdWest, a start-up consultancy in Atlanta and my business is Presentation TuneUps. I teach exactly what you describe for the CDC and other firms or individuals who want to improve their communication skills.

Reach out if I can help you with your research or your venture.


Gaurav Garg

February 27th, 2014

If you are looking or an executive coach, I can introduce you Teri Cittermann. She very active in the Seattle Startup community including the TiE. Cheers, Gaurav Garg

Frederic Moreau Agile Business Transformer

February 27th, 2014

Hi Alexis,
I'm a consultant and I'm also coaching startup entrepreneurs. I'm interested in the description of what you're building. Please message me at

Alexis Nguyen

February 27th, 2014

Thanks for your replies everyone! I will reach out so we can set up time to chat.

Have a wonderful evening!


Karl Laughton VP of Finance at Insightly

February 27th, 2014

Hi Alexis, Please try Danny Slomoff, formerly of speakeasy. Not sure if his email at speakeasy works anymore but he was my coach and has trained fortune 500 CEO's and Olympic athletes. He's on of the best in the business and truly a wonderful guy. I'm sure he'd be happy to give you feedback. Tell him Karl Laughton from Cisco says hi and sends his best. Karl

Marni Mandell Head of Business Development & Sales at Roojoom I Marketing Executive I Content Curation Expert I Public Speaker I

February 27th, 2014

Hi Alexis,

I used to work as a public speaking trainer/messaging consultant. One of my partners was Fleur Hassan-Nahoum. She can be reached at


Trish McDermott Co-Founder and Media Trainer at Panic Media Training

August 20th, 2015

Hi Alexis.

I'm a former global spokesperson for, a company I also helped start. I've done years of television and radio interviews (Nightline, 60 Minutes, 48 Hours, Power Lunch, CNN, NPR, BBC radio, etc.)  I now have a media training startup, Panic Media Training.  My co-founder is a top tier reporter who interviewed me many times over the years. We are doing some out-of-the-box thinking about media training and would love to see what you are doing.